About Toronto

The city flanked by high-rise buildings and a skyline that stretches all the way into the clouds, Toronto has everything to offer. The capital city of the province of Ontario, Toronto rests on top of Lake Ontario, beaming beautifully in the sun. Toronto gets its name from the Huron word Toronto, which is a structure of trees placed in water to trap fish. Two major rivers run through here- namely; "the Don River" and "the Humber River" and are responsible for the lush green landscaping of the city. Toronto reaches out wide-armed welcoming visitors to taste, experience and get immersed in the city. Canadians are known for their hospitality and Toronto embodies this concept deep within, locals are easy to mingle with and don't mind occasionally going out of the way to help someone in need. Get packed, leave no stone unturned and get traveling to Toronto in the summers to enjoy the vibrant, eclectic and magnanimous side of North America.

Public Transport System

Toronto subway, RT and street cars are the most popular modes of transport.Extensive bus network connects the major modes of transit with city suburbs. TTC and Go transit are the transport serving systems; Go transit reaches outside of the GTA and beyond.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency: Medium; Cleanliness: Medium

Mode & Cost of Transports

TTC:

  • Metropass - Transferable (MonthlyPass): $99.75
  • Metropass - Discount Plan (Annual per month): $91.50
  • Five Tickets: $10.50
  • Ten Tickets: $21.00
  • Cash Fare (1 trip): $2.75
  • Day Pass: $8.50

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.29
Cup of Coffee USD 3.05
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.29
Rice/Kg USD 3.05
White Bread USD 2.29
Eggs (12) USD 3.05
Combo Meal USD 8.38
Fine Dining USD 60.95
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.52
Domestic Beer USD 6.09
Imported Beer USD 6.09
Bottle of Wine USD 15.24
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 11.43
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.52
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.29
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1523.69
  • It would be wise to maintain lane discipline at a store or a metro station; follow a single lane on sidewalks, especially so in the busy hours.
  • It is very necessary to maintain silence in any public place, more so in a train.
  • If you are a cyclist, remember to cross the rails at 90 degrees or at least almost 90 degrees.
  • The city is notorious for chilling winters and hence, always ensure to pack the right clothes and footwear.
  • Prefer Public Transport system over driving, more so in the downtown area, since the traffic and waiting time can actually be given a miss. This is applicable especially for visitors who have limited time in hand.
  • Any big city offers plenty of opportunity to check out attractions like museums, galleries for free or subsidised rates. Toronto is no different. Ensure to do some research to enjoy them.

Don’ts

 

  • Do not drink and smoke in public.
  • Do not get into a taxi without the taxi number and the name of the driver beforehand.
  • Don’t Disrespect the Canadian flag.
  • Don’t forget to carry medical prescriptions from a doctor in case of carrying medicines from outside the country.
  • Remember to tip.
  • Do not forget to keep medical and travel insurance as a visitor

Night Life

Canada has a bustling nightlife. Whether in solitude or as a group or couple, if you are in for beers then Bier Market is a place to go to for a wide variety of beers. There is the beaver restaurant/bar that functions as both, cafe and a happening bar which offers Karaoke and drag shows. A great escape from the cold winters would be the underground Drake that has multitudinous facets for comedy, DJ night and more. Restaurants and bars lined on the pretty streets is a treat to the eyes and the most wanted refreshment. When you have a large group and the luxury of time, pub hopping could be a wise twist in the game. Like any big city, it makes sense to be aware and be prepared for admission rates and requirements, parking and cab scene, immediate contact numbers, and of course a charged phone, just in case.

Must See

  • This one is easy to miss, but take your time to look at the Half house in Toronto which is over 100 years old.
  • Visit the Monkey's Paw Bookstore, which has a wide collection of interesting and otherwise not-easy-to-find books. There is a book vending machine that gives away random old books upon putting coins. It is called the Biblio Mat and worth a visit.
  • Say hello to the billion-year-old Yorkville's rock.
  • Bata Shoe Museum for its sheer massive collection of over 12 thousand shoes spanning across a thousand years of history deserves a visit. After all, each shoe exhibit here tells you a nice story.
  • Pay a tribute to the Ireland Park to reminisce the vastly significant event of welcoming the Irish immigrants.

 

Experiences

  • Rage Room: Venting out anger with inanimate objects reveals an interesting concept of sorts.
  • The trip is indeed incomplete without exploring the restaurants, pubs and stores in the distillery district. Engage in food, just walking around and soaking in the vibrant local atmosphere.
  • Watch a play in the good-old truly royal Alexandra theatre.
  • There is a provision for cuddle parties in Toronto with experienced facilitators. Amidst chaos and fast track lives, this surely inspires.

 

Activities

Tam O' Shanter
Golf
2481 Birchmount RoadScarborough, OntarioIt takes approximately 30 minutes by drive to reach Tam O'Shanter.
Distance From City Center
22.8 Kms.
Casino Rama
Casino
5899 Rama Rd | Casino Rama Resort, Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6, CanadaIt takes close to 2 hours to reach Casino Rama from Toronto by drive.
Distance From City Center
154 Kms.
Snow Valley
Ski
2632 Vespra Valley RdMinesing ON L9X 0G8It takes about an hour and half from Toronto, by drive.
Distance From City Center
117 Kms.
Scarlett Woods
Golf
1000 Jane StreetYork, OntarioIt takes less than 30 minutes by drive to reach Scarlett Woods from Toronto.
Distance From City Center
11.8 Kms.
Dentonia Park
Golf
781 Victoria Park AvenueScarborough, OntarioIt takes less than half an hour to reach Dentonia park from Toronto, by drive.
Distance From City Center
16.3 Kms.
Horseshoe Valley
Ski
45 minutes to 1 hour from Toronto1101 Horseshoe Valley Road West,Barrie, Ontario,Canada L4M 4Y8
Distance From City Center
138 Kms.
Toronto Zoo
Zoo
2000 Meadowvale RdToronto, Ontario M1B 5K
Distance From City Center
35.4 Kms.
Blue Mountains
Ski
108 Jozo Weider BlvdBlue Mountains, Ontario, Canada L9Y 3Z2It is about 6 hours drive hours from Toronto
Distance From City Center
169.8 kms.
Ward's island Beach
Beach
Ward's Island Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada
Distance From City Center
5.7 Kms.
Woodbine Beach
Beach
1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6, CanadaToronto
Distance From City Center
7.9 kms.
African Lion Safari
Safari
Cambridge ONN1R 5S2It takes about an hour and a half to reach the place from Toronto, by drive.
Distance From City Center
90.4 Kms.
Don Valley
Golf
Don Valley Golf Course4200 Yonge Street North York, Ontario
Distance From City Center
10.6 Kms.
Sunnyside Beach
Beach
Sunnyside Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada
Distance From City Center
7.8 Kms.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Ski
24 Mount St. Louis Road West, R. R. 4Coldwater, ON, L0K 1E0It takes about an hour and a half from Toronto.
Distance From City Center
142 Kms.
Casino Niagara
Casino
5705 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6T3, CanadaIt is about an hour and a half from Toronto.
Distance From City Center
129 kms.
Fallsview Casino
Casino
380 Fallsview BlvdL2G 7X5 Niagara Falls, OntarioIt takes about an hour and a half to reach Fallsview Casino from Toronto Airport.
Distance From City Center
129 Kms.
Cherry beach
Beach
Cherry Beach, Toronto, ON, Canada
Distance From City Center
5.5 kms.
Kew Balmy beach
Beach
Boardwalk, Toronto, ON M4L 1B8, Canada
Distance From City Center
8.6 Kms.

Shopping

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  • Canadian Maple Syrup
  • Tim Horton merchandise or just some snacks for the road
  • Coffee Mugs
  •  T-Shirts
  • Shot glasses
  • Postcards
  • Key Chains
  • Magnets of famous landmarks and buildings.
  • Framed butterflies.
  • Knitted sweaters for the holidays.
  • Hand blown earth glass vases.
  • Dream catchers that are kept above beds, as they are believed to attract dreams towards them.
  • Inukshuk figures have been used for generations by the Inuit as communication tools to aid in survival.

Official Language

English, French

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Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Population

2.73 (Millions)

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 9.28°C

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TimeZone

01:52 AM (GMT -04:00)

 

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Ambulance

911

 

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Police

911

 

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Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Toronto Pearson International Airport - YYZ

Airport Name / IATA Code

YTZ - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, December. June, July, August and September are the best months as the weather is good and December is the festival season and for people who want to enjoy real cold weather.

Moderate time to visit

October, November, April and May.The weather is moderate during fall and spring.

Worst time to visit

January, February and March.It is very cold during this period, but if you are ski/ snow/ winter lover, this might be the best time to visit.

Taxi

Start Tariff: CAD 4.00

1 Km. Tariff: CAD 1.75

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: CAD 31.00

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